Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.
25 Jul 2019
A team of explorers, photographers and scientists banded together to inspire social change in Elysium Arctic, the museum’s newest outdoor exhibition. Their goal was to document the effects of climate change on the unique Arctic ecosystem through art and science. What did they find in the world’s northernmost regions?Read more
17 Jul 2019
The mythology that surrounds the mutiny on the Bounty has painted William Bligh as an abusive tyrant who had a tendency for violence, whereas Fletcher Christian remains the virtuous hero who saved the day. How did Bligh get this bad reputation and why is it still so ingrained in society’s consciousness today?Read more
05 Jul 2019
This is third year these weekend camps have been held, and it has been a privilege to attend all three to help with the nawi canoes.Read more
03 Jul 2019
When you think of the images associated with cigarette packaging today, it doesn’t come close to this photograph of the famous Australian swimming star, Annette Kellerman. This cigarette card features a promotional still of Kellerman for her leading role in the film, A Daughter of the Gods (1916).Read more
01 Jul 2019
Before Brett joins the panel discussion for our upcoming Ocean Talk on Aboriginal Perspectives of Sydney Harbour, we asked him some rapid fire questions.Read more
13 Jun 2019
William Bligh is remembered as a naval officer, expert navigator, cartographer, explorer and the governor of New South Wales – just to name a few. But what about a serial swearer?